The Eagles looked like a well oiled machine on their opening drive, and jumped out to a 7-0 lead after a 1-yard touchdown pass from Michael Vick to LeSean McCoy capped an 11-play, 88-yard drive that took up 7:04.
It looked like the Eagles might get on the board even quicker, as Jorrick Calvin broke what would have been a 101-yard kick return for a touchdown, but it was called back due to a hold.
Instead, the Eagles started at their own 12-yardline and Vick hit DeSean Jackson on a skinny post for 30 yards to open the game. Vick went 7-of-8 on the drive for 89 yards and the touchdown, also hitting Brent Celek for 20 yards, McCoy twice for 17, Jeremy Maclin twice for 18 yards and Jason Avant once for a four-yard gain.
The Texans answered with a 48-yard field goal from Neil Rackers after a stop on 3rd and 14 at the Eagles’ 30 yardline, cutting it to 7-3.
Philadelphia went right back to work, moving the ball to the Texans 7-yardline and making it look easy. The Eagles are in the midst of a 9-play, 65-yard drive highlighted by LeSean McCoy runs of 12 and 13 yards on the first and most recent plays of the drive. Vick also hit Jackson for 21 yards on a 3rd and 3 play and scrambled for 10 yards on a 3rd and 8 conversion.
Philadelphia has first and goal at the Texans’ 7-yardline to open the second quarter with a 7-3 lead.